Family and Juvenile Law Section

Welcome to the Member Community for the Family and Juvenile Law Section. We are delighted to offer this interactive forum for legal professionals interested in regulatory, legislative and judicial matters related to Family and Juvenile Law. Our goal for this Community is to provide a resource to help members communicate with each other and share resources.

If you have questions about the Family and Juvenile Law Section or ideas for how we can improve this community and its resources, we want to hear from you. This is, after all, your section and our success depends on your active participation. Please send your questions and ideas to chairperson Ellen Ramsey-Kacena or any member of our section council.

The section listserv has been upgraded to allow members to receive real-time emails, a daily digest or you may post via the section page. Click here to learn more about this new functionality.

The new listserv email is iowabar-family@connectedcommunity.org

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Upcoming Events


  • Well-Being and Substance Issues During COVID-19 (Live Webinar)

    Dec 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CT)

    REGISTER HERE

    SPEAKER
    Hope Wood, Hope Wood JD, P.L.L.C. (view bio)

    CLE CREDIT (approved)
    1.5 state hours which includes 1.5 ethics hours

    REGISTRATION FEES
    ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Members - $30
    Please use promo code familyweb when registering to receive the $30 rate. This code is for ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-3) who are members of the section.

    ISBA Members - $45
    ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $25
    Non-ISBA Members - $60
    Law Students - Free

    Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Family & Juvenile Law Section and Drake University Law School


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  • Drug Testing from a Parent Perspective (Live Webinar)

    Dec 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CT)

    REGISTER HERE

    SPEAKER
    Sara Person, Iowa Parent Partner State Director, Children & Families of Iowa

    CLE CREDIT (approved)
    1 state hour which includes 1 juvenile law hour (juvenile credit is pending)

    REGISTRATION FEES
    ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Members - $30
    Please use promo code child30 when registering to receive the $30 rate. This code is for ISBA Family and Juvenile Law Section members only. This code is not applicable to YLD Members (Years 1-3) who are members of the section.

    ISBA Members
    - $45
    ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $25
    Non-ISBA Members - $60
    Law Students - Free

    Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Family and Juvenile Law Section

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Announcements

  • Federal Practice Seminar - Dec. 11

    Whether new to federal practice or an experienced attorney, brush up on the basics and more at the 2020 Federal Practice Seminar. Attendees will hear from Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Devil in the Grove” as well as from members of Iowa’s federal judiciary during the various judges’ panels scheduled.

    REGISTER TODAY

    SCHEDULE
    8:10 – 8:15 - Welcome
     - Speaker: Leslie Behaunek, Federal Practice Chair
    8:15 – 9:15 - Article III Judges Panel - Moderator: Prof. Laurie Doré, Drake University Law School
    9:15 – 9:20 - Break
    9:20 – 10:20 - U.S. Magistrate Judges Panel
    - Moderator: Prof. Emily Hughes, University of Iowa Law School
    10:20 – 10:30 - Break
    10:30 – 12:00 - Equal Justice Under Law: Legal Heroes and Judicial Courage at the Dawn of a New America
    – Speaker: Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Devil in the Grove"
    Moderator: Megan Flynn, Coppola, McConville, Carroll, Hockenberg & Flynn, P.C.
    12:00 – 1:00 - Break
    1:00 – 2:00 - Eighth Circuit Judges Panel
    2:00 – 2:10 - Break
    2:10 – 3:40 - Diversity and Ethics
    - Moderator: Tim Hill, Bradley & Riley PC; Panel: Hon. Ignacio Torteya III, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Texas; Alfredo Parrish, Parrish Kruidenier; Leslie Behaunek, Nyemaster Goode PC; Andrea Jaeger, Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger; and Kimberly Cullen, University of Iowa Law Student
    3:40 – 3:50 - Break
    3:50 – 5:00 - COVID-19 in the Courtroom
    - Moderator: Andrea Jaeger, Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger; Panel: Ed Crowley, Crowley & Prill; Andrew Dunn, Parrish Kruidenier; Jack Dusthimer, Dusthimer Law Office; Diane Helphrey, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Southern District of Iowa; and Nate Nieman, Nieman Law

    CLE CREDIT (pending)
    7 state hours which includes 1.5 ethics hours

    REGISTRATION FEES
    ISBA Members - $140
    YLD Members (Years 1-3) - $110
    YLD Members (Years 4-5) - $120
    Non-ISBA Members - $275
    Law Students and Federal Law Clerks - Free

    Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Federal Practice Committee

    QUESTIONS
    Please contact the ISBA CLE Department at cle@iowabar.org or 515-697-7874.

  • Sign up now for COVID-19 Case Alerts through Fastcase

    Fastcase has announced the launch of COVID-19 Case Alerts, a free email alert service to keep subscribers aware of new civil opinions, selected pleadings, breaking news and analyses of legal issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Each business day, Fastcase will deliver a snapshot of the day’s legal developments on COVID-19, consolidated into a single email organized by topic. This service is available free to ISBA members through the Fastcase 7 App. Click the Apps & Tools grid to sign up for the daily email. For more information, please click here.
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